Sunday, December 30, 2007

Weekly Menu - 12/30 thru 1/5

This week we'll be having what has become our traditional New Year's Day meal: Ham Shank Gravy over Homemade Biscuits, Black-Eyed Peas, Cooked Greens (collard, mustard, turnip, etc.), and mashed potatoes. According to Southern and/or Cajun tradition, eating greens and black-eyed peas at the New Year will bring prosperity. Besides that, they just taste good.

Tuesday's meal is the only one that's set; the others will be served in whatever order seems to work best.

Twice: Minestrone with Italian Sausage, Homemade Cheddar-Beer Bread

Once (Tuesday): Ham Shank Gravy, Biscuits, Black-Eyed Peas, Cooked Greens, Mashed Potatoes

Twice: Marinated Bake Chicken, Green Beans with Walnuts, Mashed Potato Bake

Cheeseburger Buns*, Buttered Corn, Baked Beans

* These are "kid friendly" homemade rolls filled before baking with a filling of ground beef, cheese, and burger toppings. I'll post the recipe later this week.


A Little Thing To Save Money: The end of the month (and year) is a good time to take stock of what's in your pantry or freezer. Plan to use those foods in upcoming meals so that nothing goes to waste.

A Little Thing To Save Time:
While wait for water to boil or bread to rise, take a few minutes to straighten a kitchen cabinets or two. This will make finding and putting away dishes or groceries much quicker and easier.


Donna said...

Happy New Year Miss Annie! Hope all your dreams come true this year!! hughug

Nobody™ said...

I'm looking forward to the cheeseburger roll recipe. It sounds interesting, and I think I may have had something similar once way back when at my great aunts house.

Annie Jones said...

Donna: Thanks, and the same to you!

Nobody: I'll post it tomorrow!